Trek
Polamaa?
1998: India
What drives me?

Royal Enfield                        Adventure
(literally and figuratively)   (which leads us to..)
A number of small treks        Coaxed people
 between 2004-2007,             to write about
  with CISCO friends          ...
Why it worked

 Very few           One of the
  outdoor          few trekking
possibilities in     clubs in
  Chennai     ...
We never run out of
      places to explore




Why it still works
Technology
                meets
               Instinct




Why it still works
Treks for all




Why it still works
Because Google loves
  us(and vice-versa)




    Why it still works
Because fun
                     never goes out
                       of fashion




Because when
 people meet,
magic hap...
What
 makes
   CTC
special
Membership based
No Entrance Criteria
Non-profit
Participate. Interact.
How did
   CTC
 grow?
Baby’s
Day
Out
The
Save
Tada Falls
Campaign
The All-Ladies Treks
Trek
Polamaa
2010
The
Chennai
Coastal
Cleanup
Campaign
The
CTC
Rotary
International
Be Positive
Campaign
100+ Bikes 250+ Volunteers
CTC in
numbers
50   Core organizers

250 Treks/events completed in 3 years
400     New members per month


8000        CTC Members


3000...
What
lies
ahead
More social
initiatives
Girl Power!
Diversity
in activities
Happy
          Trekking!




*All photographs courtesy CTC Photographers
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010
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Peter Van Geit's talk on the success of Chennai Trekking Club at TEDxChennai 2010

  1. 1. Trek Polamaa?
  2. 2. 1998: India
  3. 3. What drives me? Royal Enfield Adventure (literally and figuratively) (which leads us to..)
  4. 4. A number of small treks Coaxed people between 2004-2007, to write about with CISCO friends the treks Uploaded every How it thing to a blog (Feb 2008) began Registrations Google started
  5. 5. Why it worked Very few One of the outdoor few trekking possibilities in clubs in Chennai Chennai High Appeals to the frequency young and of events adventurous
  6. 6. We never run out of places to explore Why it still works
  7. 7. Technology meets Instinct Why it still works
  8. 8. Treks for all Why it still works
  9. 9. Because Google loves us(and vice-versa) Why it still works
  10. 10. Because fun never goes out of fashion Because when people meet, magic happens it still works
  11. 11. What makes CTC special
  12. 12. Membership based
  13. 13. No Entrance Criteria
  14. 14. Non-profit
  15. 15. Participate. Interact.
  16. 16. How did CTC grow?
  17. 17. Baby’s Day Out
  18. 18. The Save Tada Falls Campaign
  19. 19. The All-Ladies Treks
  20. 20. Trek Polamaa 2010
  21. 21. The Chennai Coastal Cleanup Campaign
  22. 22. The CTC Rotary International Be Positive Campaign
  23. 23. 100+ Bikes 250+ Volunteers
  24. 24. CTC in numbers
  25. 25. 50 Core organizers 250 Treks/events completed in 3 years 400 New members per month 8000 CTC Members 30000 Photos in the database 160000 Site visits *and counting
  26. 26. What lies ahead
  27. 27. More social initiatives
  28. 28. Girl Power!
  29. 29. Diversity in activities
  30. 30. Happy Trekking! *All photographs courtesy CTC Photographers

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